I went swimming with 10 species of shark this year, six in the Pacific and four in the Caribbean.
GoPro HD with a flat lens underwater housing (the rounded lens that comes with the camera can't focus underwater, which I figured out the hard way). These sharks were all photographed on Shark Reef in Pacific Harbour, Fiji with Beqa Adventure Divers. On my day off.
I also went swimming with tawny nurse sharks and sickle fin lemon sharks in Fiji and lemon, nurse, blacknose, and Caribbean reef sharks in The Bahamas. I also swam with several species of ray, including giant mantas, blue spotted rays, and cow tail rays. Tigers, whales, and great whites are on my bucket list. What do you say, 2012?
The Coral Reef Alliance and an organization which I may or may not be affiliated with have information on their respective websites on efforts to protect these cool creatures. This blog post is not associated with any organization. I am the Saipan Blogger and I approved this message.